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GegaBit
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Subject: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
There are theories that a domain registration period affects its search engine trust and rank.

It is said that the longer your domain name is registered, the more search engines trust your site as a more long term effort and less of a 'hit and run' can spam kind of site.

It makes sense for it to be one among hundreds of possible factors, if I was building an algo I would make domain longevity a factor too.

Also keep in mind that Google has full access to domain registration details as they are a registrar, so they see more data that the average visitor doing a domain whois query, querying & integrating that data should be child's play for Google.

I just renewed my main site for 9 years and the DomainsByProxy subscription too for the same period totaling $170

I will report here if I observe positive changes apart from my peace of mind till year 2017 :-)
March 27, 2008 07:09PM
Harold
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Subject: Re: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
"DomainsByProxy"?
March 27, 2008 07:51PM
GegaBit
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Subject: Re: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
If you'd like to hide your registration details: Name, email, address .. you pay $10 per month and all your info is secured and becomes non public and you get no spam.
March 27, 2008 07:57PM
Joshua
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Subject: Re: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
...and some minus points in trust rank
March 27, 2008 08:25PM
GegaBit
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Subject: Re: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
Actually I've had it for years with no negative effect.
March 27, 2008 08:31PM
Harold
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Subject: Re: Domain registration period affecting SE rank
Oh, thanks, I've heard of that, I just didn't recognize the name. I don't use that, and I don't get much spam to speak of, so maybe that's not always a problem.
March 27, 2008 09:44PM

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